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MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 11:00am PDT
next presidential debate, and this is why mitt romney and paul ryan are spending so much time in the buckeye state. 51%, 45%. they are both there today. we're going to listen to mitt romney live in just a moment. topping our political headlines, though, within the hour, president obama is scheduled to land in newport, virginia, he's on his way to williamsburg where he's preparing for tuesday. he used the radio and internet address to focus on the economy, touting the impact of the bailout. >> to let detroit go bankrupt. i bet on american work and ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big kwa. today auto sales are higher thain even about been in three years. gm is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. we've created a quart ore of a a million new jobs right here in america. >> mitt romney holding a rally in ohio. this hour. it's about to get under way. in fact, we're going get a live update from the campaign trail in just a moment. in their weekly address, republicans also talking about the economy. it was delivered by oklahoma congressional candidate mark wa
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
takes the stage." the "l.a. times," "romney sharp and steady in first presidential debate." >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they are just being crushed. >> and challenge on obama's hits on his own policies point by point. >> governor romney's central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> virtually everything he said about hi tax plan is inaccurate. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan, and now five weeks before the election he's saying that his big bold idea is nevermind. >> let me repeat what i said. i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the president's lackluster response sent critics into a tail spin and put team obama on defense. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. the latest thing we got from romney because he said so, was, you know what i want to do with people when they are poor? shove them in the emergency room. where was obama tonight? >> progressives from chris matthews to bill maher to michael moore al
MSNBC
Oct 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
launching a full-scale all-out campaign push after debating mitt romney. starting tomorrow, the president begins a two-day six-state barn storm. he tried to build on the debate again, criticizing governor romney for moves to the middle. >> we've come up with a name for this condition. it's called romnesia. we had a severe outbreak last night. it was at least stage three romnesia. >> but the strategy last night, stay strong, sharp and relentless. the commander in chief brought a bayonet to a foreign policy knife fight. >> your strategy previously has been one that's been all over the map. i know you haven't been in a position to actually execute foreign policy. you mentioned the navy for example and we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets. the question is not a game of battleship where we're counting ships. it is what are our capables? >> those were cheap shots that he took at mitt romney last night. i think you should treat your opponent with some respect, especially if you're the president of the united states and he didn't. >> governor romney
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 8:00am PDT
that was a statement. >> mitt romney showed his cheek and the president took that opening to wind up with the percentage line. >> i care about 100% of the american people. >> when he said behind closed doors that 47% of the country consider themselves victims who refuse personal responsibility, think about who he was talking about. >> he seemed to strike all the right notes, but this morning's question remains did he stop the swing state hemorrhaging from his first epic lackluster performance? >> one, you don't run over a female moderator. you just don't. secondly, you don't run over the president of the united states whether that president's a republican or whether that president is a democrat. >> in denver, mitt romney had a plan, a strategy, he executed. president obama didn't. in this debate president obama had a strategy. you could see all throughout the debate. >> president obama i thought strategically had a good debate. >> at the top of the hour we're also watching this. any minute the kickoff of a post-debate campaign event. paul ryan will be stumping in ohio with condole
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 2:00pm EDT
yet on the romney camp's monthly total, but the campaign does say it collected more than $12 million in online donations. that is just since wednesday's debate. team romney is also rolling out a new tv ad today, featuring a former obama supporter, who says she has changed his mind. >> i'm disappointed in barack obama as my president, because he promised to bring us all together. and we're all going to be able to prosper. i don't see the prospering. >> and big news out of ohio, where an appeals court has upheld a ruling that reinstates early voting on the final three days before election day. the ruling means that people in ohio can continue to cast their ballots up until election day, depending on the decisions of local election boards. it's a win for the obama campaign, which has filed a lawsuit arguing everyone should be able to vote on those days. we'll have more on all these stories throughout the next three hours. >>> president obama today keeping his focus on jobs, as we have mentioned. the september jobs report showed a drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8%. the presid
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm EDT
much the romney/ryan campaign raised last night in milwaukee. we look at how the money will get put to work. topping the political headlines, a whole new round of fire on the sunday morning talk shows over -- the debate. tell you how nbc's "meet the press," senior obama campaign adviser robert gibbs conceded the president could have done better and also took aim at governor romney. >> it's not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations that he has for himself. but, look, i think part of that was because as i said earlier, we met a new mitt romney. speaker gingrich was pretty eloquent in running during the primaries in saying that mitt romney will say absolutely anything to get elected. >> former speaker and republican candidate newt gingrich said this morning that president obama has no excuse. >> the president of the united states had 90 minutes. now, if he had done his homework and actually prepared and actually studied romney, why didn't he say it? i mean why didn't he take romney head-on? the job of the president is supposed to be competent
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
campaign volunteers for their support, and placed two calls herself. >> dan, this is ann romney calling. >> excellent, excellent. >> how about that! >> i know. it's for real too. >> on the fundraising front, word today that the obama campaign and democratic allies raised $181 million in september. that is the most either side has raised in a month this election cycle. no word yet on the romney camp's monthly total, but the campaign does say it's collected more than $12 million in online donations since wednesday's debate. that's a lot. and it says it has seen bigger crowds on the trail since that debate. more on these stories throughout the next hour. >>> and tonight a newly confident mitt romney guess back on the stump in the sunshine state. he is holding a rally at 6:30 p.m. in apopka, florida, where he has been hammering the president's job record, despite a rise in national employment. with the romney campaign, garrett, is the governor sticking to his guns on the economy, or do the new numbers change things? >> milissa, the only new change is governor romney is going to have
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
stage with the contender mitt romney? >> how great is it for barack obama, look at this positively, he's the underdog now. the president of the united states is now the underdog. >> mitt romney will be stump thing hour in battleground ohio with the fiery surrogate chris christie who will be bringing what some on the left call his own jersey shore brand of gtl. go tell lies. meanwhile, romney's getting help from at not so eke receipt weapon of his own. his wife, ann. appearing on "gma" and launching a mid week media blitz calling president obama and democrats poor sports. >> it is sort of like someone that, you know, in the sandbox like lost the game and they are just going to kick sand in someone's face and say you liar. i mean, it is like -- they lost. and so now they just are going to say okay, the game, you know, between didn't like the game. >> okay. let's dive in to our wednesday political power panel. msnbc's contributor jimmy sxwms republican strategist hogan giddily. it is good to have you here. jimmy, i want to start with you. bill clinton was on fire in las vegas yesterda
MSNBC
Oct 25, 2012 11:00am EDT
you as we take a look at this obama video hitting romney over the mourdock controversy. >> even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. ♪ ♪ >> when it comes to rape should it be legal for a woman to get an abortion. >> i'm very proud of my pro-life record and i've always adopted the idea and the idea that the method of conception doesn't change the definition of life. >> is this a game changer in the president's favor? >> i think it is less a game changer than moving forward and it emphasizes for women what they knew, what is chilling about these men who again, want to run the government and make decisions that will impact women's lives and yet really don't know what their lives are like. whether it is mitt romney saying he is going to get rid of planned parenthood and by the way, heel he'll be delighted to sign a bill that would end all abortion or paul ryan saying the circumstances or richard mourdock wo uses rape, pregnancy and god's will all in one sentence, that's a very chilling display of internal views and that
MSNBC
Oct 15, 2012 11:00am EDT
poll by politico and george washington university. it puts the momentum in romney's court. republican nominee on the line potentially in position to take the winning shot in ten key battleground states. president obama and his team of coaches are in virginia practicing with the goal of a slam dunk tomorrow night. >> he knew when he walked off that stage and he also knew as he's watched the tape of that debate that he's got to be more energetic. i think the president will walk through for voters in that room undecided exactly what the romney campaign wants to do and why it's bad for this country. >> can mitt romney keep the offense going and block obama's shot debate win? >> even if he changes his style and whatever political tactic the president settles on as being in his best interests, he can't change his record and he can't change his policies. >> the president today will spend another day engaged in debate prep at a resort in virginia. nbc news correspondent christ continue welker is there. who are the major players advising the question? how is his team preparing differently this
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
romney campaign announcing just moments ago that they are rescheduling all of mitt romney's virginia events for tomorrow. the gop nominee will instead travel to ohio. all this because of the impending impact of hurricane sandy. we of course are tracking sandy. progress up the east coast. nbc's meteorologist dylan drier in the msnbc studios in new york. ton trung in delaware. we just got the latest advisory from the hurricane center. what can you tell us. >> nothing has changed. this still indicates the storm is a category 1 hurricane and very far out to sea, but still just as huge as it has been. that's why we are still dealing with some potential for stronger wind gusts and decent rain along the coast of south carolina and north carolina. north eastern north carolina and south eastern south carolina will be almost a pivot point for this storm to rotate on. that's going to produce heavy torrential rain in that area. it is moving northeast right now. still sounds weird that this storm is ever going to take this turn to the northwest, but it is going to happen. it's going to happen esp
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
romney campaign is in now. but you can out-debate him. >> we go to kristen welker traveling with the president. we know that the president often has a pretty long day, long hours. news conferences. but how is the president trying to sharpen his message prior to wednesday? >> good morning, tom. i can tell you that's really one of the main goals of this debate camp here in nevada. the obama campaign trying to get the president to give shorter, sharper answers in part so that he can get all of this key points now. they say the president tends to be professorial sometimes. that's what they want to avoid. they want to give direct and crisp answers. also to avoid potentially looking condescending. that's one of the big things they're worried about here. so far president obama has had four mock debates with senator john kerry who is of course no stranger to presidential debates. he also i can tell you had one more practice session last night after president obama had a campaign event in las vegas. now, as you pointed out, both sides are really trying to tamper down expectations. lavishi
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
. both president obama and mitt romney getting ready for their first face-off tomorrow night in colorado. doing the hefty lifting on the number two on the ticket and the candidates' wives. mitt romney is in denver where last night he tried to put the kibosh on predebate winning. >> people want to know who is going to win, who will make the biggest difference and scoring of winning and losing. in my view it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. >> his rival president obama who is in day number three of debate camp in nevada dropped by one of his own campaign headquarters. >> it was very nice, you know. although, basically, they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> despite the best efforts, the drum beat is building. it's getting louder and louder with great debate expectations on both sides of the aisle. >> i expect the tone to
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
. mitt romney under pressure to crush it tonight. stage is set. the coin has been flipped. all the practice, all the pregaming comes down to tonight, but with both sides getting their game faces on in these final hours. >> i think mitt romney has an opportunity to shake up the race tonight. obviously, you know, expectations, both sides have been playing the expectations game. the reality is that challengers win the first debate more ten than not. >> i think if mitt is just mitt, he's going to do just fine because i've been to over 100 events with mitt romney. small settings, big sets. he's compassionate, confident, passionate, energetic. he's all of these things. >> today, new polls shows ohio solidly in the obama dugout, but in two other major battlegrounds, the race has tightened. the president still leading, but romney has narrowed the gap in virginia as well as florida. >> these states are really getting tight so such a degree that a great performance by romney tonight could change the dynamic. >> this is big stakes. this is really an opportunity where people -- >> tonight is a
MSNBC
Oct 18, 2012 8:00am PDT
to answer. when governor romney was asked about it, his campaign said, we'll get back to you. that shouldn't be a complicated question. >> this president has failed america's women. they've suffered in terms of getting jobs. they've suffered in terms of falling into poverty. >> and if you thought the last debate was intense, just wait. a romney insider now saying they don't plan to hold their nominee back in round three. this after round two prompted one of romney's sons to say yesterday in a radio interview that he wanted to, quote, take a swing at america's commander in chief. all right. joining me now is new york democratic congresswoman carolyn maloney. you made headlines this year at a conference about birth control. let's replay that moment. >> what i want to know is, where are the women? when i look at this panel, i don't see one single woman representing the tens of millions of women across the country. >> now, turning back to romney's comments about binders full of women, "the washington post" headline calling it the new big bird. when you look at that, how do you answer t
MSNBC
Oct 20, 2012 1:00pm PDT
another term. two days until the ultimate face-off between governor mitt romney and mr. obama. and this time the focus will be overseas. >>> and one in four. that's how many americans say they do not believe in global warming. coming up, we'll talk to bill nye, the science guy, about how these people are impacting presidential politics. >>> president obama and mitt romney are spending the day in debate prep. today the obama campaign released a new tv ad saying mitt romney cannot be trusted on education. >> mitt romney on education. >> all the talk about we need smaller classroom size, look, that's promoted by the teachers unions to hire more teachers. >> president obama has a different view. he believes smaller class sizes and great teachers are a key to a stronger economy and a stronger middle class. >> vice presidential nominee paul ryan pushing back on the issue of education today while stumping in ohio. he said job train willing be a focus of a reformed education system if mitt romney wins the election. >> we're a lot of people who came out of high school with the great promise
MSNBC
Oct 17, 2012 11:00am EDT
>> can you say that louder candy? >> delivering body blow after body blow and romney fighting back. >> the suggestion that anybody in my team whether the secretary of state, our u.n. ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. >> mr. president, you looked at your pension? you know i don't look at my pension. >> let me give you something -- >> four consecutive years where he said when he was running he would cut the deficit in half. instead he's doubled it. >> and it was a night in which the candidates appeared ready to throw real body blows. >> you'll get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. the i don't think that's -- >> you're asking me the question. >> that wasn't a question. that was a statement. >> mitt romney showed his cheek and the president took that opening to wind up with the percentage line. >> i care about 100% of the american people. >> when he said behind closed doors that 47% of the country consider themselves victims who refuse personal responsibility, think about who he was talking
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm EDT
political headlines, mitt romney is out with a new podcast this afternoon, in which he attacks president obama over his debate performance. >> president obama could not defend his record. he offered no new ideas for how to fix the economy. i welcome the chance to share my vision for renewed prosperity and opportunity and i think it compared quite favorably to president obama's policy for big, trickle-down government. >> this past hour, mitt romney's son, josh, met with reporters in the swing state of virginia. it's part of a day-long effort the campaign is calling super saturday, with volunteers going door to door in battleground states. president obama has no public events today. he will head to california tomorrow, where he is expected to tout the new jobs number, 7.8%, and some big fund-raising numbers out today. president obama and the democrats raised $181 million in september, the highest single-month total so far. more on all these stories throughout the next two hours. >>> the campaign focus shifts a bit next week to the vice presidential nominees. paul ryan and joe biden will fa
MSNBC
Oct 19, 2012 11:00am EDT
i undetand governor romney went shopping for some stores in mid town. >> in the spirit of "sesame street" the president's remarks are brought to you by the letter o and the number 16 trillion. >> well, new polling shows the race turning into a nail biter down to the finish with the president leading in two critical states described by nbc's first read as obama's midwest fireball. congressman paul ryan's home state of wisconsin, president obama is leading by six. >> is there any way in the world that barack obama is up eight points in iowa? >> no question. when is the last time iowa was decided by eight points? you have to go back to ronald reagan. >> wisconsin, what's interesting there, some folks are disputing the margin. there's been no dispute on the leader. >> but daily national polling from gallup gives mitt romney the advantage. the governor is seven points ahead in that poll released less than 24 hours ago. >> we're now in a zone where we're not in a position to start to call who has the most definite edge here one way or the other. >> one trend in these polls that i see th
MSNBC
Oct 19, 2012 8:00am PDT
gives mitt romney the advantage. the governor is seven points ahead in that poll released less than 24 hours ago. >> we're now in a zone where we're not in a position to start to call who has the most definite edge here one way or the other. >> one trend in these polls that i see that's a distinct possibility, romney winning the popular vote. obama winning the electoral college. >> this race looking very much like a coin toss with both candidates set to go into debate prep over the weekend ahead of the third and final face-off on monday on foreign policy. >> monday's debate is different because the topic is foreign policy. spoiler alert. we got bin laden. >> let's bring in ben, national press secretary for obama for america. ben, welcome. >> thanks for having me, alex. >> as we saw the candidates, they did a good job showing the humaorous side last night. we do have one more debate coming up. mitt romney will not hold back. the president joked about his first debate last night. >> as some of you may have noticed, i had a lot more energy in our second debate. i felt really well rested a
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2012 8:00am PDT
us from down south in tampa, florida. former governor mitt romney is about to hold a campaign event with florida congressman connie mack. and the campaigns are getting back into full swing. mitt romney back on the trail. and a new poll out today shows a very tight, tight race in the sunshine state. every minute of campaigning will count and vice president biden will be there today as well. >>> romney is not the only one back on the campaign trail, as we point out. the vice president is, paul ryan as well as bill clinton. new polls giving a slight edge to the president. the power panel will weigh in on this in just a second. >>> plus, you can't forget this dangling crane, we've show you the images, that still happenings perilously above new york city. still a very dangerous situation. we'll bring you up to speed on what's being done to get that down safely. if you have pictures from the storm, tweet them to us, include the hash tag msnbc pics. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks wh
MSNBC
Oct 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was. >> and this afternoon mitt romney will deliver what his campaign calls a major speech on economic policy. the former governor tries to prove he's the real change candidate. >> given the big challenges we have and the big election we have, it's time for a big change. and paul ryan and i represent a big change for america. we recognize this is a year with a big choice, and that americans want to see big changes and i'm going to bring it to this country. >> let's dig right in joining me is congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz, chair of the dnc, it's great to have you here and i want to begin with the new poll numbers out today, a lot to talk about. let's go to the female vote, the president still leading with women in nevada and colorado but governor romney has tightened what was the several digit lead to single digits in both states. from your vantage point, what happened to the president's lead with women? >> i think, you know, we've always known that over time that the overall race in really every demographic was go
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
wrapping up remarks in nashua, new hampshire, moments ago, hitting governor romney over what he calls a one-point economic plan. >> folks at the top get to play by a different set of rules than you do. they get to pay lower tax rates. outsource jobs. they want to let wall street run wild, make reckless bets with other folks' money. >> governor romney campaigning right here in battleground florida alongside senator marco rubio, government headed to his second event of the day in the sunshine state. he addressed voters in pensacola earlier this afternoon. once again, taking it to president obama. >> he promised his would be a post partisan presidency. we've watched him over these last four years and he's been devisive and demonized almost any group that opposed him. >> both governor romney and vice president biden canceled planned trips tomorrow to virginia as hurricane sandy starts to close in there. the governor rescheduling his visit to virginia will campaign instead in the must-win state of ohio. if the buckeye state is governor romney's must-win, same can be said for president obam
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
critical last days. the romney campaign has canceled events scheduled for today in virginia. instead romney will be campaigning in ohio and wisconsin tomorrow. this afternoon, romney and his running mate power ryan held a rally in toledo, ohio, governor romney touting his business experience, repeatedly promising to bring back jobs. >> i didn't just read about small business, i didn't just study it in school. i lived small business. i know what it's like to start a business. i want to use the experience to help people get more businesses started, get more jobs, get higher take-home pay. >>> as we mentioned, the president in washington, d.c. earlier today. but he will try to leave for florida this afternoon. we're told the obama campaign canceled scheduled events this week. in northern virginia. of course there was supposed to be the rally with bill clinton and prince william county. canceling an event in colorado springs. colorado due to the hurricane as well. meanwhile in battleground ohio, the race now officially a dead heat. this is the latest poll from the cincinnati inquirer and
MSNBC
Oct 20, 2012 12:00pm PDT
days until final race off between governor mitt romney and mr. obama. and 5k, how far ann romney walked today in a breast cancer charity event in florida. it's just a small part of the final sprint to election day. topping our political headlines today, both president obama and governor romney are off the trail today, focusing instead on debate prep. but their running mates are both on the stump. congressman paul ryan held rallies in pennsylvania and ohio and the vice president was in florida. he took aim at mitt romney, saying he has changed his positions more than a couple of times. >> the president said the day after the romney debate that governor romney was awful sketchy. now, look, it's not my position to take issue with the president, but i'm going to correct him here. romney wasn't sketchy, he was etch a sketchy. that's what he's doing. he's up there, he's shaking that thing. >> meanwhile, the romney campaign is out with a new tv ad that paints a grim picture of what a second term under president obama might look like. >> if barack obama is re-elected, what will the next four ye
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
here in battleground florida, where the presidential polls show mitt romney and barack obama running in a statistical dead heat. so for the campaigns, it's now all about the ground game. they're trying to get their supporters to the polls and get them there early. today is the first day of in-person early voting here in the sunshine state. no shortage of organizations working to get people to vote as soon as they can here. earlier today, i had a chance to talk with a few of the folks who decided to cast their ballots on this first day of voting. >> i work, and i don't want to be in all of the waiting and the lines and everything. >> i was with my mom, and she decided to go early, and i wanted to vote so, i went with her. >> i think i'm working election day. so i figured i'd come out a little early, get it done now. >> we'll have much more on the impact of early voting coming up here in just a few moments. >>> first, though, the very latest on hurricane sandy. we'll get to the hurricane in just a moment, though. let's go to the political headlines. we'll come back to hurricane
MSNBC
Oct 24, 2012 11:00am EDT
not just a sales job. we joke. governor romney being all over the map, but it speaks to something important. it speaks of trust. you know me. you know i mean what i say. you know that i do what i say i'm going to do. >> speaking about being all over the map, romney will ping-pong back and forth between ohio and iowa the next three days. the republican nominee is casting the race as moving his way and a ground falling out from president team obama. >> these debates have super charged our campaign. there's no question about it. we're seeing more and more enthusiasm, more and more support. we've gone through four debates with the vice presidential debate and my debates. and we haven't heard an agenda from the president. that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> they both are insistent they're winning. like they're both worried if for some reason that gravity will just drag them down. >> with the race down to seven critical states, 89 remaining electoral college votes team romney is also hoping clint empty chair evidentwood can make his electi
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
" reporting that the romney camp is looking for a reset in the buckeye state, intensifying romney's advertising, making more stops and deploying more campaign troops on the ground. >> people wonder why it is i'm so confident we're going to win. i'm confident because i see you here on a day like this. this is unbelievable. >> so, the obama campaign trying to detour romney's road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue through "sesame street." the president hitting romney on the stump. >> for all you moms and kids out there, you should have confidence that, finally, somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in a white suburban. he's driving for the border. >> and also, in a new ad that's all the talk on the trail. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, dennis kozlowski, criminals, glutens of greed and the evil genius who towered over them? one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. big bird. big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> did you see the new ad put out by the president, the re-elect obama campaign? big bird. big bird. what is that all about? >> we get straight to it now with our
MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
of debt to every single american. we're heading in the wrong direction. >> mitt romney is also in ohio today. we'll have a live update from the trail in just a moment. president obama, we should note, has no public events today. he is in virginia, though, but he is prepping for tuesday's debate. vice president joe biden has a pair of fundraisers in the northeast, one in connecticut, another in new york city. and also a new development concerning illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. sources now telling nbc news that the federal prosecutors along with the fbi have launched a criminal investigation into the democratic lawmaker's finances, including possible misuse of funds monitored by congress. more on all of these stories throughout the next hour. >>> first, though, right now mitt romney is heading to a rally in lebanon, ohio. that rally set to begin in about an hour. the event taking place at a restaurant actually owned by ohio senator rob portman's family. just wrapped up in portsmouth where he talked about the presidential debate. he also hammered the obama campaign for contin
MSNBC
Oct 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
the speech titled "the mantle of leadership." his backdrop, the virginia military institute. romney expected to focus on a vision of peace through strength and lay out how to handle a people in syria, libya and egypt. >> he is taking a step bc and looking. this is the world we live in. the president talks about a pivot to asia. the middle east is really unsettling, unraveling and let's take a look at how we got here and where we go from here. >> the address will draw what his campaign calls great contrast with president obama. the president's team already firing back with a new add titled simply "policy." >> reckless. amateurish. that's what news immediate why and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel and poland. when our u.s. diplomats were attacked, "the new york times" said romney's knee jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> let's dig deeper. joining me now is nbc news correspondent peter alexander. good morning to you. explain to us the importance and the backdrop of the speech today for team romney.
MSNBC
Oct 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the day we learn who will win the white house. in 3 hours, governor mitt romney and mr. obama will face off in their final debate. 47%, the number returns. this time it shows how close the race really is today. we'll go inside the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, coming up. first we begin with breaking news from wisconsin, where reports of a mass shooting have sent a shopping mall into lockdown. the shooting occurred at the brookfield square mall about 20 minutes west of milwaukee, there are reports of as many as seven people shot. the gunman is reportedly at large. we should note the shooting occurred in the district next to wisconsin congressman's paul ryan's. a spokesman said the congressman has been made aware of the conversation. >>> nick iellli of wtmj radio is in milwaukee with more. what are the latest events? >> right now in southeast wisconsin kr the shooting occurred, the second shooting in just a few months in the region there was a lot of confusion and a lot of fear around the area of brookfield square mall that you just mentioned. what we know is earlier th
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 8:00am PDT
romney tried to turn his campaign around, but president obama trying to hold on to the narrow lead you mentioned in your introduction. really trying to tamp down expectations. should also point out that president obama holding his debate camp right here in nevada which is a key swing state. one of the states he's hoping to win in november. he has a small lead in this state according to the abc wall street journal poll. he's trying to garner excitement by holding his debate camp here. he had a campaign event last night in las vegas. campaign officials tell me we shouldn't be surprised to see him shake a few hands over the next few days to garner more excitement as we get closer to wednesday. >> as you speak of excitement, we understand bill clinton is going to be stumping in new hampshire on the day of the debate. there was an article called the clinton crutch. is the campaign liking that idea it's being called the clinton crutch. that he needs someone like clinton to bring that excitement you talk about? >> well, i don't think they would use the term crutch, but they wouldn't deny he i
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
. >> super storm sandy has knocked the candidates off the campaign trail and mitt romney is in a critically important battleground state in ohio. how could sandy affect the presidential election? we'll talk with sean spicer coming up. plus, wall street remaining shut for the second day in a row, the first time that's happened since 1888 when a blizzard buried new york under two feet of snow. we'll talk about sandy's economic far-ranging impact and we want to see your pictures of hurricane sandy only if it's safe to do so. please share photos by tweeting us using the #msnbcpics. and here's the live shot, the dangling crane that happened at the building 157. they're working now on e for thes to secure that and make sure no one gets hurt. we're back after this. so, what hap pens if i'm in an accident and need to get my car fixed? progressive makes it easy, because we give you choices. you can pick where to get your car fixed, we can cut you a check, or, at our service center, we take care of everything for you. [ relaxing music playing ] [ chuckles ] -whew, so many choices. -take yo
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